On October 30, 1938, Orson Welles' Mercury Players performed a radio
play version of H.G. Wells' War of the Worlds. Some people in the
unsuspecting public took the broadcast as a real report about a Martian
invasion. In this television play of twenty years later, several
fictional storylines present the story of the 1938 broadcast and the
panic it caused. Edward R. Murrow, as himself, provides short narrative
bridges between scenes. Some future stars are in this broadcast. Edward AsnerJames Coburn to name a few.